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Monday, January 17, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page (this month at Rose City Reader) is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Quite a variety this week! I hope you received lots of goodies too!!

Family Affair
by Debbie Macomber

From Harper Collins

This heartwarming and unforgettable story by #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber is available for the first time in over ten years!

When Lacey Lancaster's beautiful and beloved Abyssinian cat is wooed—and won—by the bad-boy cat next door, she's furious. Now, Cleo is going to be a mother and it's all neighbor Jack Walker's fault. He should have kept a better eye on his roving feline Romeo! As for Jack, how dare he flirt with her when it's pretty clear he's got a long-time girlfriend? After all, she can hear them fighting through the walls!

But when it turns out the woman in question is really his sister, Lacey realizes that love might indeed live right next door. She's been burned—badly—once before, but with kittens on the way and a good man at her side, maybe it's finally time to turn this into a family affair.

To Have And To Kill
by Mary Jane Clark

From Harper Collins

Piper Donovan, an actress who has been having a hard time of it living in Manhattan, has returned home to her parents’ small town in New Jersey. She’s been helping out at her mother’s bakery, which makes it perfect that Piper’s close friend, Glenna Brooks, has asked her to prepare the cake for her upcoming wedding. However, things aren’t as perfect as they seem, and when there is a murder, Piper is determined to figure out what happened and protect her friend.

A Lonely Death
by Cha
rles Todd

From Harper Collins

Y ard detective Ian Rutledge returns to solve his most exciting and shocking case yet in this latest entry in the bestselling series hailed as "outstanding" by the New York Times Book Review A breathtaking blend of psychological complexity, haunting atmosphere, compelling twists, and impressive detail, the novels in the Ian Rutledge mystery series have garnered their author widespread acclaim and numerous honors and awards. At the heart of the series is the compelling Scotland Yard detective inspector Ian Rutledge, a veteran of the Great War who understands all too well the darkness that lies within men's souls.

Now three men h
ave been murdered in a Sussex village, and Scotland Yard has been called in. It's a baffling case. The victims are soldiers who survived the horrors of World War I only to meet a ghastly end in the quiet English countryside two years later. Each had been garroted, with small ID discs left in their mouths.

But even Scotland Yard's presence doesn't deter this vicious and clever killer. Shortly after Inspector Ian Rutledge arrives, a fourth soldier is found dead. With few clues to go on and the pressure building, Rutledge
must gamble everything—his job, his reputation, and even his life—to find answers.

The Darlings Are Forever
by Melissa Kantor

From Disney for review

Jane, Victoria, and Natalya. Together, they are the Darlings. Best friends forever. They have matching necklaces, their own table at Ga Ga Noodle, and even a shared motto: May you always do what you’re afraid of doing.

When the friends begin freshman year at three different high schools in distant corners of New York City, they promise to live by their motto and stay as close as ever. The Darlings know they can get through anything as long as they have each other. But doing scary new things is a lot easier with your friends beside you. And now that the girls aren’t spending all their time together, everything they took for granted about their friendship starts to feel less certain. They can’t help but wonder, will they really be the Darlings forever?

The Butt Book
by Artie Bennet

From author for review

So why do you have a butt?'s a good place to put your underpants. It's a great place to sit. You can shake it when you dance. Without it, you wouldn't be able to ride your bike or sit on a seesaw or swing or do anything! Butts, as you can see, are as important as your eyes or ears, your head or your heart. In fact, in the end, your butt is probably one of the most useful things you've got.

Does your child have a bookshelf all his or her own? You can forget using it for awhile if you bring home this hilarious book. "The Butt Book" is going to become the most-read thing in your house.

Perfect for read-aloud sessions, this book contains humor that any 4-to-8-year-old will love. So reach around and grab a copy of "The Butt Book", sit your fanny down and enjoy!


  1. The Mary Jane Clark book looks so good. Waiting for your review.

  2. A Lonely Death sounds like a good mystery. enjoy them all.

  3. It'll be hard to decide which one to read first! I'm sure my great nephew would love The Butt Book!

  4. The Darlings sounds like a book I would have loved when I was a teen.

    Happy reading!

  5. To Have and to Kill was a pretty good mystery. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Lonely Death - that one sounds interesting. Happy reading and enjoy your new books.

  6. You got some really good books. I have the Darlings sitting on my TBR pile. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

  7. here's mine

  8. The Darlings and The Butt Book look good!

  9. I love Debbie Macomber - happy reading!

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  10. That is an eclectic batch of books. Enjoy!

    Thanks for participating in Mailbox Monday!

    Rose City Reader

  11. I've seen To Have and to Kill popping up a lot. i will be interested in your review.


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